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Hints & Clues to Help You Find Forrest Fenn’s Treasure!


Forrest Fenn isn’t just a writer, he’s a successful art-dealer, and once owned a successful art and artefact gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico - and many different paintings/artworks are mentioned in the book. As well as other written works (literature).

So, does art or writing play a significant role in finding Fenn’s gold?

Your guess is as good as ours!

Clues could very well lead to famous paintings of the Rocky Mountains - which could lead you to the location they were painted.  Or, to the painter’s studio or home or favourite spot.

Are famous artists and/or paintings important?

Forrest has written numerous works, both fiction and non-fiction.

He doesn’t appear to have written any film or movie screenplays, though he does have an IMDB page.

Forrest created ‘bells’ - cast metal sculptures - in which he hid biographies and other such stuff.  These containers are obviously very personal to him.  So, art does seem to play a prominent role in his life.

Not to mention the fact that art (and artefact selling/trading) is how he managed to afford to create this treasure hunt!  It’s what paid the bills for many years and allowed him to amass such a fortune in gold and jewels.

Some time in the middle of 2010, wealthy author/collector/archaeologist Forrest Fenn hid a medieval chest filled with gold coins and other valuable artefacts somewhere in the Rocky Mountains for anyone to go and retrieve.  He wrote a book called ‘The Thrill of the Chase’, in which he hid clues to help people find the treasure.

Inside the book is a poem which secretly encodes the whereabouts of this treasure chest.  If you can solve the puzzle, you can go and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not well over a million) right now!

But, hold your horses!  It’s not that easy.  Thousands upon thousands of people have tried - with absolutely no luck whatsoever!

Fortunately for you, we’re here to help guide you right to Fenn’s gold!

Mentioned in the Book:

‘In the wood’ could refer to something in a painting by a famous wood-related artist:

Other Ideas...:


There probably aren’t any clues hidden in paintings or sculptures. Clues hidden in the bells? And, you have to go dig them up before finding the treasure? Maybe.

Minor clues in his writing, his books, his poems? Definitely.

But, don’t rule anything out.  Until the treasure is found, we won’t know what any of the clues mean, so it’s best not to rule anything out.  No matter how ridiculous.

The Verdict:

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The Forrest Fenn Treasure


The Nine Clues

Where Warm Waters Halt

No Place for the Meek

Find The Blaze

Heavy Loads and Water High

Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze

Hear Me All and Listen Good

Brave and in the Wood

Treasures Bold

The End is Ever Drawing Nigh

Done it Tired and Weak

No Paddle Up Your Creek

Where to Begin?

Begin ===> Cease

Worth the Cold

Title to the Gold

As I have Gone Alone in There

Keep My Secret - Where?

Riches New and Old

The Canyon Down

Not Far, But Too Far to Walk

The Home of Brown

The Put-in Below the Home of Brown

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